Jan 14, 2013 9:00am PST
of statistics and the economic environment that we're in today? >> now, i wish i had an answer to that one. you know, i've said before that there is a highway into poverty today, and there's not even a sidewalk out. and there's very little, once you get there, and you are so there, that can be done to help you at this point in time. because there aren't the jobs, there aren't the resources, there aren't the credit limits that there used to be. so the real key here is, what can you do out there right now to prevent yourself from going into poverty? and i always say that there are three things. three things that if we could just learn to ask ourselves, before we spend a penny. number one, is it a need or a want? obviously, if it's a need, you have to buy it. if it's a want, can you just walk away? you have to get as much pleasure in saving as you do spending. this era of spending, spending, spending has got to go. and last but not least, we all have to get as much pleasu in saving as we do spending. so, you know, it's very interesting. >> suze, what if you're one of those people who's unemployed.
Jan 19, 2013 11:00am PST
a category you're interested in, everything from education to health. even the environment. and it will use geolocation to connect you with places to volunteer. and, of course, for those of you who are just counting down the minutes, there's an app for that too, of course. it's called the inauguration countdown. it's available on ios devices. the app will break down the days, hours, minutes, and yes, even seconds until the is ceremony. so on monday as president obama takes the oath, your front row seat at the digital ceremony may just be your smartphone. >> and laurie segal joins us right now. and laurie, since this is washington, no surprise, there is already a controversy over the inauguration app. tell us about this. >> you're absolutely right. people are worried they're putting their cell phone numbers in here and a report came out that said maybe this data could be used, and handed to third parties and you could end up on an e-mail list. i asked the question, they gave me a statement. let me read it quick. they say contrary to some concerns, the app only collects one sort of user data.